Posts Tagged: Carina del Valle Schorske

Notable NYC: 12/2–12/8


Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week! ...more

Feminism and Silence’s Uneasy Relationship


Silence sometimes can protect you. It’s easy to think of the one who “saves herself,” who hides in the closet while the rest of the family is raped and killed by men in uniform. But silence can also protect others: when you face down demands to confess or condemn, when you refuse to sing for the master, when you speak not at all rather than speak the words they’ve scripted for you.